The USA Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF) is a national grassroots effort to advance STEM education and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Our exhibitors, performers, speakers, partners, sponsors and advisors are a who-is-who of science and engineering in the United States: from major academic centers and leading research institutes and government agencies to cutting-edge high tech companies, museums and community organizations.
X-STEM is an Extreme STEM Symposium for middle through high school students featuring interactive presentations by an exclusive group of visionaries who aim to empower and inspire kids about careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Ladyada was a speaker, thank you so much USA Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF), the staff (Nancy, Kurt), and attendees!
Here are some photos/tweets from the event.
The USA Science & Engineering Festival made these cool STEM cards’ and the kids were having the speakers sign them, there was a LADYADA card!!!
And later we saw this cool drawing Tweeted“@adafruit My 11yo daughter, Anja, is a superfan! She learned about you at XSTEM in DC and came home raving about how cool you are and drew this picture of you. Thanks for being such an amazing role model! #girlscientist
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